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Meet Zach and his family. Zach was born two months premature, one of three triplets, at 3.1 pounds.
Here’s what his mom shared with us:
When the triplets were five-months-old, Aidan and Aaron rolled over and moved about like any baby that age, but Zach did not. At eleven months of age, he was diagnosed with severe cerebral palsy, and we were told he would never walk.
Easter Seals helped us purchase a walker. At first, he had all these handles and latches that held him in. Once Zach was able to take on weight-bearing activities, his feet grew two sizes and his muscles began to develop. Now, instead of being strapped in and held up by the walker, he just pushes the walker and leans on it when he needs support. Before, if he wanted to do something, he would say, “Mommy, I want to see that. Or, I want to go over there.” Now, with the help of his walker, he is able to decide for himself and “go over there” on his own. It gives him a huge amount of independence.
Easter Seals Ontario helps thousands of kids with physical disabilities every year by providing direct financial assistance for mobility and communications equipment, life transition programs, once-in-a-lifetime camping experiences, and other recreational activities that are vital to a child’s growth and quality of life.
See Zach’s story: